The 4th Haltwhistle Challenge took place on a cool, dull day that was almost completely rain free. These were good weather conditions for the walkers and runners, unlike the conditions underfoot which, in places, were atrocious. The recent heavy rains had left the ground soft and extremely muddy at Lees Hall Farm and on Kellah Moor. People remained cheerful and many said it was the best ever Challenge! More people than usual had to retire early but there were no serious injuries.
We are sorry but we will not be organising a Challenge event in 2013. The Challenge requires a large number of volunteers to make it safe and successful. We feel that they deserve a rest this year. We also need a new organiser for the future.
We know that many of you will be disappointed by this decision and we hope to see you at the Spring Walking Festival.